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    Wave Help finding a optics math book

    I am looking for help finding a math book on optics. I think the name of the book is Principles of Geometric and Physical Optics and I think the author is Mr. or Dr. M Keating.
    The subject of the book is a math system or platform on which all optical formulas are based.
    If anyone has this book or knows how to locate it please let me know.
    I searched for the book on Google but was not successful.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Check www.alibris.com thats where I get most of my books. Granted they may not be the newest edition but they are a heck of alot cheaper!

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    You can actually get the most recent edition brand new for less than $100 (with free shipping even) from Amazon.com, which is a better deal. The ISBN is 0750672625.
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    Thank You

    Thanks to all for your help I will checkout the links.

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    What the heck, I may as well put in a plug for this one: Optical Formulas Tutorial, Ellen Stoner, Patricia Perkins, and Roy Ferguson.

    Available on Amazon.Com for 49.95.

    Roy

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    Woohoo!! Congrats on the publish!

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    Thanks all I purchased the book today.:D

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    The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) trains and educates the majority (200+ Eyeglasses Dispensing students) of Canada's Registered Opticians and has been using the "Optical Formulas Tutorial" as a mandatory text for at least the last three years, including the new edition; for what it's worth...
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    Thanks All, I was looking for Mr. Keatings book and found it on Amazon.

    Again thanks for all the help.

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    Keating's book is a textbook on optics, not a book of formulas.
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    Keatings book will give you the foundation on which these formulas are based and for the money it's probably the best book you will buy. If you are looking for just formulas then visit www.technicalopticians.org.

    I have to tell you that untill got keatings book I was just sing formulas without really unerstandig the theory behind them.
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    Thanks Harry you are correct about Keatings book and this is why I wanted to find it. I should receive it this week and I am looking forward to the education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy R. Ferguson View Post
    What the heck, I may as well put in a plug for this one: Optical Formulas Tutorial, Ellen Stoner, Patricia Perkins, and Roy Ferguson.

    Available on Amazon.Com for 49.95.

    Roy
    Ellen is my teacher! I think that book is wonderful too.

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